Manila split a pair of conference games last week, losing to East Poinsett County 69-41 Monday night at Lepanto before bouncing back to knock off Piggott, 53-46, Thursday night at Piggott.
EPC placed four players in double figures in handing the Lady Lions their third league defeat of the season. Sade Madden led the Lady Warriors with 19 points, followed by Samantha King with 14, LaPorscha Williams with 13 and Jordan Madden with 11. The Lady Warriors connected on 18-25 free throws and nailed three treys on the night.
The Lady Lions were led by Katie Veach who poured in 19 points while Michelle Daniel scored 12. Colleen Kemp had six while Rebekah White and Chantel Hanes added two points apiece. Manila finished 7-17 from the free throw line and hit two three pointers.
In Manila's victory over Piggott, Katie Veach led the way with a double-double, scoring 18 points and snaring 13 rebounds. Kelce Misner and Michelle Daniel also hit double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively. Rebekah White scored eight, Colleen Kemp had three while Kimberly Wise added two and Heather Dozhier contributed one point.
Manila (11-7, 5-3) hit 6-10 from the foul stripe and had one three pointer. Manila led 15-4 after the first period before Piggott battled back to pull within 24-21 at the half. Manila led 36-33 after three quarters.
Piggott was led by Hillary French who scored 11 points while Dana Emerson and Natalie Branscum added nine points apiece. Piggott was 6-16 from the free throw line and hit four treys on the night.
Manila will return to action Friday in the 2006 Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The Lady Lions enter the tournament as the number four seed and will play number five seeded Marmaduke Friday at 1:30 in first round tournament action.
In junior high action, Manila swept a pair of conference games, defeating EPC 34-22 and Piggott 34-26.
Savannah Jones poured in 15 points to lead the Lady Lions past EPC. Maegan Presson scored seven, Katie Donner tallied five, Jonna Dodd scored four, while Kristen Painter added three. The Lady Lions were 7-19 from the foul line and hit one three pointer.
Jones pumped in 16 points in Manila's victory over Piggott. Donner had seven, Presson tallied six, Painter netted three while Dodd added two. Michelle Greaney scored 10 points to lead the Lady Mohawks, who were just 1-7 from the foul line.